Reigned 138-141A.D.

ANNIA GALERIA FAVSTINA, born about 100 to Rupilia Faustina and Marcus Annius Verus, married Antoninus Pius between 110 and 120. She is characterized as frivolous and perhaps unfaithful, but Pius seems to have loved her. They had two sons, Marcus Galerius and Marcus Aurelius Fulvus, and two daughters, Aurelia Fadilla and Annia Galeria Faustina (Faustina Jr.). When Pius became emperor on July 10, 138, she immediately became 'Augusta'. She died in 140 and was consecrated. Pius built a temple in her honor in the Roman Forum, which still stands, known as the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina.(Excerpt from MONETA, from www.numus.com)

AR Denarius (18mm 3.14g) Struck 141-161ad Rome

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust right hair waved and coiled on top of head.

Rev AVGVSTA Ceres standing right holding scepter and ears of grain



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